Skype users rejoice! The video calling service just updated its iPhone and iPad apps, bringing the mobile client to version 4.1. The update includes a handful of bug fixes and a new photo sharing feature.

That’s right, users with the latest version of the app will now be able to send and receive photos…

From the app’s change log:

What’s New in Version 4.1

Send and receive photos

Updated privacy setting

Fixed bug related to Bluetooth and calls

Minor visual improvements across the app

Other minor bug fixes

To use the new photo sharing feature, both you and your targeted contact must be set up for Skype’s instant messaging service. And as usual, the contact must be online to accept any messages.

Even if you’re not interested in the photo sharing, frequent Skype users may still want to update. The company says that the various enhancements in 4.1 improve the app’s battery performance.

New users can find the latest version of Skype, for both the iPhone and the iPad, in the App Store for free.


  • seyss

    ooohh photo transfer!! AMAZING FEATURE.. first implemented in 1999 or so in phones and internet and now on Skype for iOS in 2012 🙂

    • No more Obama

      YES!!!!!!!! onto the appstore i go!

  • FINALLY. There were so many bugs in this app. x_x

  • thanks for cathing up skype.

  • Good feature at last. But I still very annoying that cant add third person into the voice conversation on iPhone or iPad thou. Only able to do it on PC

  • I love this app. I use it a lot to talk to my girlfriend. I prefer this phone quality over actual att phone calls.

  • redevil1987

    Finally about time.

  • nhuayra

    very slow app.. makes the whole phone slower when its running… better have a third party messenger program like trillian